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Kathryn Beekman

Kathryn A. “Kathy” Beekman, aka “Sissy,” 53, of Upper Sandusky, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, after a 24-day battle with COVID-19. She had overcome so many health issues, her family didn’t think COVID would get her either.
On April 3, 1968, Kathy was born in Wauseon, the daughter of Patricia Diane (Hamilton) Ross and the late Bob Ross. As a family, they moved to Carey while she was growing up, and she graduated from Carey High School in the class of 1987.
Shortly after graduating, Kathy started working for the Dana Corporation, working her way up to being a team leader on the brake line. After Dana closed, she became an industrial sewer for Fairborn U.S.A. Inc., working there for nine-plus years.
A fighter, Kathy has battled health issues for the past 20-plus years of her life. She has fought everything from kidney cancer, which led to diabetes, countless heart attacks and even poisonous spider bites. Through it all, she was grateful for the help of her daughters who had to grow up too quickly to help her.
Always on the mend, Kathy loved being a homebody. Some of her favorite pastimes were diamond paintings and reading steamy Harlequin novels. She also loved going to Limestone Lake in Arlington.
Most important of all to Kathy was her family. While she cherished her daughters, her three grandsons were her world. She was best friends with those three boys and they will forever miss their MawMaw. She truly loved spending time with her family.
One of a kind, Kathy was a bubbly, fun and outgoing gal and it was hard not to love her.
She will be dearly missed by her beloved daughters, Danielle (Eric Reynolds) Dible and Amanda (John Allison) Beekman, both of Upper Sandusky; three grandsons, Koleton and Aarin Dible and Chevy Adkins; mother, Patricia Ross; two siblings, Judy (Leroy) Conant and Robert Stone; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her father, Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Ross.
Per Kathy’s wishes, services will be observed privately by her family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with unexpected expenses.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home of Carey. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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